Independent comic book publisher Image Comics announced today (Monday) a new head of Book Market Sales.
Margot Wood is Image’s new VP of Book Market Sales, effective immediately says the company’s press release. She replaces former VP of Sales & Publishing Planning, Matt Parkinson, who recently left the complany. She will oversee the publisher’s book market sales and will be the main point of contact between the Image and its book market distributor, Simon & Schuster. Wood will report directly to Image’s publisher and COO Eric Stephenson.
From Image’s press release:
“Everyone remembers those series that got them into comics and for me, they all happen to be from Image,” said Wood. “The chance to work with these talented creators and incredible staff has been a career goal of mine for a long time. I am beyond excited to bring my knowledge of the Book Market and experience working with the great folks at Simon & Schuster to the team.”
Wood comes to Image Comics with great experience working for nine years previously as Director of Marketing & Sales at Oni Press and in Marketing at HarperCollins Publishers. During her stint at Oni Press, Wood worked closely with Simon & Schuster to grow the sales of such titles as, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim, Katie O’Neill’s The Tea Dragon Society, by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson’ A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, Brenna Thummler’s Sheets, Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer, and Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s Rick & Morty comics, to name a few.
In her time at HarperCollins she worked on such graphic novels as, ND Stevenson’s Nimona and Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell’s The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Vol. 1 & Vol. 2.
“With nearly a decade in publishing, Margot has established a truly impressive reputation for herself, and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome her to Image,” Stephenson added. “With roots in both the comics world and traditional publishing, Margot is uniquely equipped to represent our titles in the booktrade as we transition to Simon & Schuster in the new year, and we all look forward to benefiting from her knowledge and experience.”